|April 22, 2002|
Union offers bicycle safety program to local youth
(Photographers/Reporters Encouraged to Attend Community Event)
Schenectady, N.Y. (April 22, 2002) – Union College Campus Safety and the Schenectady Police Department will teach bicycle safety to city youth on Saturday, April 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., on the Union College Library Field, west of the Nott Memorial.
The event, sponsored by a grant from Fleet Boston, will offer bicycle safety inspections, minor adjustments and repairs, riding skills demonstrations, and riding skills tests, as well as refreshments and prizes for participants.
Bob Tomeck, Union College Crime Prevention Officer, said this event will also provide an opportunity for the Schenectady Police Department to meet with and reach out to the community. "JP Maloney, a city police officer, will be on hand on Saturday," Tomeck said. "He lives in Union's College Park Neighborhood, and is viewed by residents as an officer of the community."
Participants are required to wear safety helmets; a limited number of helmets will be available for use and given away at the conclusion of the event. All Union College Campus Safety Bike Officers have completed the NYS Law Enforcement Bike Patrol Course. First Aid assistance will be provided for this event.
The Union Library Field is located on the west side of campus, near the flag pole. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Ed Teller at 388-6358. Or contact the Kenney Community Center, at 388-6609.